20 Mar 2019

Ngai Tahu lifts tapu on mosques

From Morning Report, 7:27 am on 20 March 2019

Local iwi Ngai Tahu have been offering the Muslim community support since the attacks last Friday. Ngai Tahu leaders took part in a blessing of the mosques on Monday morning, offering prayers to remove the tapu. And when police allow marae in and around Christchurch to reopen, the iwi has assured families of those who died that they are welcome to use marae to sleep, pray and mourn their loved ones. Julian Wilcox is the iwi's chief operating officer. He talks to Susie Ferguson.